Syracuse, June 4. One ticket in section D, row 16. $300. Section D is the front center floor section. If interested, please contact me at email@example.com or 908-310-8853.
According to setlist.fm, the sound check was only eight songs including the opening jam. Is that accurate?
[..] Maybe one day when you are in the biggest and most celebrated band the world has ever known,you will realise that other things you have achieved have to take a back seat because of that. Imagine watching a 'neil armstrong' interview and him just talking about the 1970s/1980s 1990s?........The folks turning up at these modern day paul mccartney concerts are getting exactly what they want and have paid big money for I really wish people on here would give it a rest and accept him for the marvel that he is. :
No need to be so defensive. Like said, no one is saying it's a sub-par show. Or even saying he shouldn't serve the masses. Or saying he should only play obscure songs. If Neil Armstrong would have been the first man on Venus in the 70's, and the first man on Mars in the 80's, it would be strange if 80% of interviews with him were concentrating on his 60's achievements.
Yes but thats only in your head....in reality or back in reality he is known and admired the world over for the music he made in the 1960's. Sure he has made some fine music since then and sure he has been a popular artist in his own right. But 90% of the people that go to see him are wanting to hear 90% beatles songs.....sorry that upsets you but its a FACT
I agree, except that it's more like 99% of the people that go to see him are wanting to hear 90% Beatles songs. I go to see him often and I always ask the people sitting around me whether they have seen him before. Invariably, they are "first timers" or, if they have seen him before, it was in 1976 or 1989/1990. Paul knows what his audience wants to hear, and the reason he can fill arenas and stadiums at sky high prices is because he gives them what they want. I am a big fan of his solo work, and it had long been my hope (when his voice was stronger than it is now) that he would do a show at a smaller venue (perhaps Carnegie Hall) consisting solely of post-Beatle songs that he had never performed live before. Similar to BJ Conlee and Yankee fan, I thought he would have wanted to do a show like that to "make a statement" about his post-Beatle work. Sadly (at least for me) that never happened and at this point it is unrealistic to think it ever will. Accordingly, I share the sentiments of the reviewer for Spin magazine who expressed gratitude for the fact that Paul is still able to get up on stage for 2+ hours and please an audience filled with people who cherish him and his work.
So we're about four weeks away from the beginning of the US tour....and Paul is still sunny himself on St Barts. Its a far cry from the three months of sold rehersals for the Wings 75/76 world tour. Paul must be confident that he and the band will be up to speed with a new show in time,otherwise he's leaving things a bit late.
They will rehearse 10-14 days giver or take. As others have mentioned, there will be a few tweaks, but pretty much the same routine as the last several years.
That is certainly cutting it fine even if the band are familiar enough with the set. Three years of not playing together, it will only take one of them to fall ill during that fortnight and they could end up sounded pretty ragged.
Kestrel's comment about one of them falling ill during the rehearsal weeks reminds me of a question I have had before but is perhaps more pertinent now with Covid: does Paul bring along "understudies" to substiture in case a member of the band gets sick on the day of a show? In particular, imagine if Abe got sick. An entire show without drums would be a quite different experience than usual. Anyone know the answer?
How could you buy the wrong tickets? How is this possible when it tells you the seat row price? Then you have to go through MULTIPLE screens prior to closing the purchase. I have never seen so many confused people buying tix than on this board. Its a a fairly simple proces.. Login to your TM account..enter the PROPER presale password...you can FILTER out the type of seats you want...and DONT WANT IE Platinum Tix, VIP TIx, etc. Select and purchase. DONE. I got tix to NJ and Hollywood. Done in 10 min..
You were lucky and you must have been first one in the queue.. I have been using TM for a very long time, for many popular artists other than Paul, and this was one of the worst presales I have ever experienced. It took 7 minutes for the idiotic queue to even let me look at tickets. And selecting tickets is "easy" until TM pulls that phantom nonsense about "these tickets have already been selected by another fan" after clicking on a ticket that looks like it is available. I tried for 3 shows and only got tickets for one. Granted, I am extremely picky and won't buy what I don't like, but the seats I wanted never turned up.
Platinum tickets is how TM has decided to play the scalper game, those are not resales. Those are TM seats that they have priced at "market value." Ridiculous. They have had Platinum for years, with static prices that were higher than face but not crazy, but there seem to be more of them now, and their prices are out of control. But they want you to panic-buy from them and not the secondary market.
I can understand your disappointment and frustration over what I agree are eye-popping prices for "dynamically priced" platinum tickets, but I don't think TM is responsible.
According to the TM website, official platinum seats are made available by artists and event organizers through TM, the goal being "to give the most passionate fans fair and safe access to the best tickets, while enabling artists and other people involved in staging live events to price tickets closer to their true market value." In other words, if someone (not me) is willing to pay $5000 to sit front row center, the performer and/or promoter have decided that they want to receive that $5000 rather than a scalper who purchases the ticket at a lower price and then resells it. Moreover, it is highly unlikely that McCartney or his promoter, AEG, would allow TM to scalp the tickets, and equally unlikely that AEG would do so without McCartney's consent.
Perhaps I am mistaken. If so, can you (or someone else) tell me why you think it is TM rather than McCartney and/or AEG that is profiting from the practice of selling "dynamically priced" platinum tickets?
Paul did not sing at the event, but instead he accepted an award for his role in organizing the concert for New York 20 years ago.
If you wish to sell your second copy, please let me know. I haven't been able to access my PM for some time so that probably won't work, but if you are interested, please post a public response and I will then post my contact info.